Sailing the Lyme Green Sea

“To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt   Hello, Lovelies! This morning I am reminded that I am still out on a wide green sea in my tiny boat, and that occasionally the weather shall be rough. That is the nature of […]

Easy Christmas Food Gifts to Make

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  ~ Mother Teresa Home-made treats can make beautiful gifts for friends and family, and are useful to have sitting in the pantry as an ’emergency’ gift in case one’s required. They are also thoughtful thank-you presents for hosts. Of course, not everything […]

5 Random Things That Make Me Happy

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien   1. Little details of loveliness that show people care. Fresh flowers on a cafe table… 2. Singing along to my favourite songs in the car! 3. Being lost in a book… 4.  Seeing […]

Feather Oracle – For Inspired Messages!

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson Every night at my farm a big owl alights on my clothesline. I feel very safe and loved in the presence of this owl. Often I am […]

Three Key Strategies for Dealing with Life’s Hardships

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

What Are You Waiting For?

“TIME: Today Is My Everything”  ~ Richie Norton   Sometimes it’s good to rest, to step back and take time out, to think on things for a while… But eventually, you’re going to need to take action. Not much gets done on its own. What one thing can you do this week that will make things […]

Easy Peach and Vanilla Jam Recipe

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.” “It must come sometime to jam today,” Alice objected. “No it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day. Today isn’t any other day, you know.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Have you ever made jam? Most people seem to think it’s some […]

Happy Birthday, Harry!

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.”  ~ Jo Brand Harry, our young Blue Heeler cattle dog, is celebrating his first birthday. We’ve started with a big run-around in the orchard and a few celebratory laps of the top paddocks. There is so much pleasure in being young, with good knees and […]

Auntie and the Fairy Mound

“Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”  ~ W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems Another post that links in to my Kimberley Story… Like most stories, mine is not a linear one. It would be so much […]

Life -Disconnected!

“We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.”  ~ Joe Kraus There was a huge storm here at the farm on Saturday afternoon. The Black Cockatoos […]

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